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Definition of "sunstroke" []

  • Heat stroke caused by exposure to the sun and characterized by a rise in temperature, convulsions, and coma. Also called insolation, siriasis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sunstroke" in a sentence
  • "The term sunstroke is applied to affections occasioned not exclusively by exposure to the sun's rays, as the word signifies, but by the action of great heat combined generally with humid atmosphere."
  • "Unless action is taken to reduce the core body temperature of the patient to the normal 98. 6º F the current fever at a temperature of 100. 1º F (1. 5º F above) will continue to rise to where the patient reaches 104º F (5. 4º F above normal) resulting in the condition more commonly know as sunstroke or heat stroke."
  • "If a young lady has sunstroke, that is a matter of no significance to the universe."